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CATIA V5 Fundamentals
CATIA V5 Fundamentals
The Workbench Concept
Each workbench contains a set of tools that is dedicated to perform a specific task. The following workbenches are the commonly used: • • Part Design: Design parts using a solid modeling approach Sketcher: Create 2D profiles with associated constraints, which is then used to create other 3D geometry. Assembly Design: Assemble parts together with constraints Drafting: Create drawings from parts or assemblies Generative Shape Design: Design parts using a surface modeling approach
CATIA V5 Fundamentals
Below is the layout of the elements of the standard CATIA application. A, Menu Commands B. Specification Tree C. Filename and extension of current document D. Icon of the active workbench E. Toolbars specific to the active workbench F. Standard Toolbar G. Compass H. Geometry area
An assembly document (. A part document (.CATPart) B.CATProduct) C. A drawing document (.CATIA V5 Fundamentals General Type of Documents The common documents are: A.CATDrawing) A C B 4 .
Use the Tools->Options. then open the tab page Display->Performances Then lower the fixed sag value to make the surface look smoother You can also change the background color on the tab page Display->Visualization 5 ...CATIA V5 Fundamentals General Display Settings To improve the 3D surface accuracy. Command.
6 . The list of current toolbars is displayed. In the list. Currently visible toolbars are indicated by a tick symbol to the left of the toolbar name.Select “View > Toolbars”. click the toolbar you want to view or hide. You can detach toolbars from the application window border by dragging the double line to the left of the toolbar: you can drag the toolbar anywhere around the screen.CATIA V5 Fundamentals General View & Hide Toolbars . select “View>Customize>Toolbars>Restore position”. then dock the toolbar in the same or in another location by dragging it onto the application window border - To restore the original positions of the toolbars on the current workbench.
then drag the mouse. then click ONCE and release the right button. then drag the mouse. Click and hold the middle mouse button. then drag the mouse up or down. Middle button Right button B. C. Click and hold the middle button. Click and hold the middle mouse button and the right button. Rotating enables you to rotate the model around a point.CATIA V5 Fundamentals General Change the view with the mouse A. Zooming enables you to increase or decrease the size of the model. Panning enables you to move the model on a plane parallel to the screen. 7 .
C.To change the color or the degree of transparency. B.CATIA V5 Fundamentals General Rendering Styles A. right-click on the element 8 . F. Shading Shading with Edges Shading with Edges but without smooth edges Shading with Edges with hidden edges Shading with Material Wireframe More:. D. E.
9 Elements are now hidden . Hide/Show (Hide an element by transferring it to the “No Show” space) A B B. Swap visible space (Swap the screen from “Show” to “No Show” or vice versa) You can select any elements in the “No Show” space and transfer it back to the “Show” space by clicking the “Hide/Show” icon For the hidden elements. their icons are shaded.CATIA V5 Fundamentals General Show & Hide A.
10 Global coordinate system . Their names are derived from the plane they are parallel to.CATIA V5 Fundamentals General Reference Planes The default reference planes are the first three features in any part file. The planes can provide a planer support on which to create a 2D sketch. relative to the part coordinate system: XY plane YZ plane ZX plane It is impossible to move or delete the planes.
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Create a Sketch 1. Part Design workbench). Select a planer support (e. Select the Sketcher Icon from any workbench where is possible to create a sketcher (e. datum plane. CATIA switches the current workbench to the sketcher workbench. planer solid face) from the specification tree or by clicking the support directly.g. The viewpoint is now parallel to the selected plane. 11 2 2. 1 3.g. 3 .
and mirror. such as chamfer.g. lines. Sketch tools: Provide option commands Constraint: Set various dimensional constraints (e. E 12 . arcs. such as points.g. horizontal and symmetric) Visualization: Simplify the view A B C. D. angle & radius) & geometrical constraints (e. Profile: Create 2D elements. B. length. concentric. coincidence. C D E.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Toolbars in sketcher A. circles and axes. trim. Operation: Modify the existing elements. fillet.
When the “Construction/Standard element” icon is on. Construction geometry 13 . all sketched elements will be created as construction elements. Unlike standard geometry. or vice versa by clicking the “construction/standard element” icon.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Construction Geometry Construction geometry is created within a sketch to aid in profile creation. You can also toggle any elements from standard to construction. Construction geometry is shown in dashed format. it does not appear outside the sketcher workbench.
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Sketch Assistant CASE-1 This is a line on the sketch When the cursor is on the line. Click and confirm the position. Tangency We are going to draw a line. move the cursor until the system can detect that the line is tangent to the arc. which is tangent to the arc 14 . a solid circle appears next to the cursor CASE-2 Before clicking the second point of the line. the line will turn in orange and an empty circle appears next to the cursor When the cursor is at the endpoint of the line.
then select the element(s)) • Geometrical Constraints (multi-select the two elements by pressing “CTRL” key and click the icon) • • • • Length Distance Angle Radius/Diameter Remark: To create the dimensions continuously.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Constraining the sketch • Dimensional Constraints (click the icon. double-click the icon so that the icon is always on until you reclick it again • • • • • Perpendicularity Horizontal/Vertical Concidence Tangency Symmetry (multi-select the elements on the both side and then select the axis) You can also create constraints with other sketches and 3D elements out of the sketch 15 .
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Controlling the direction of a dimension constraint The default dimension direction is parallel to the line between the circle centre. Sketcher 16 . To change the direction to horizontal or vertical. right mouse click and select the desired orientation.
for case 3 & 4.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Color and Diagnostic 1. 3. 2. 4. otherwise a warning message will pop-out 17 . White: Under-constrained Green: Fixed/Fully constrained Purple: Over-constrained Red: Inconsistent Only case 1 & 2 are allowable in CATIA. you must fix the error before quitting the sketcher workbench.
you may need to rotate the model into a 3D view.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher View Orientation • By default. the screen is parallel to the sketch support. To return the default orientation. • • 18 We can create a distance constraint between the circle centre and the solid edge . To making constraints between the sketch geometry and the 3D element. select the “Normal View” icon.
the screen will be back to 3D view and the workbench will be switched back to the original.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Exiting the Sketcher • To exit the sketcher workbench. select “Exit Workbench” icon • After that. 19 .
y axes.0) The geometry is symmetrical along both x.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sketcher Sketcher • EXERCISE 1 • • • Create a sketch on xy plane Circle centre at (0. R40 must be tangent to R16 No endpoint is isolated Useless elements must be cleared 20 • • • .0.
we get: If deleting Fillet.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Part Design • Feature-Based Solid Modeling Sketch Pad Hole Fillet Parent and Children Relation If deleting Hole. we get: 21 . we get: If deleting Pad.
22 A B C C. .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Toolbars in Part Design A. Boolean Operations: Join different bodies in one/ Structuring the part history tree. Hollow the solid. Analysis: To display information about drafts/ surface smoothness/ threads & taps. add a draft onto the solid faces. G. F. adding material onto surfaces… Reference Elements: Create a point. B. duplicate the solid by mirroring/ patterning. D E F G E. Sketch-Based Features: Create a solid feature from a 2D sketch/profile Dress-Up Features: Add fillets/chamfers on the solid edge. a line or a plane in the 3D space. offset faces… Transformation Features: Change the 3D position of the solid. D. scale up/down the solid… Surface-Based Features: Split the solid with a surface/plane.
Up to Next C.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Limit Type Type of limit are : A. Up to Plane E. Dimension B. Up to Surface A B C D E surface 23 A new plane . Up to Last D.
Pad (material added by extruding a sketch) Pocket (material removed by extruding a sketch) A B B You can define the extrusion direction by selecting a datum plane. a line. a planar surface. and a straight solid edge. 24 A .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Pad & Pocket A. B.
Shaft (material added by rotating a sketch) Groove (material removed by rotating a sketch) A B B axis You can draw the rotation axis in the profile sketch or draw another straight line as the axis 25 A .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Shaft & Groove A. B.
Rib (material added by sweeping a profile along a center curve) Slot (material removed by sweeping profile along a center curve) A B Profile Control -Keep Angle keeping the angle value between the sketch plane used for the profile and the tangent of the center curve -Pulling Direction Sweeping the profile with respect to a specified direction 26 Center curve Profile .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Rib & Slot A. B.
You can always create another plane other than xyz planes Section 1 27 . Multi-sections Solid (material added by sweeping one or more planar section curves along one or more guide curves Removed Multi-sections Solid (material removed in the same way) A B B.You can use an additional guide curve to control sweeping path .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Multi-sections Solid A. Section 3 .If sections do not have the same number of vertices. use “ratio coupling” Section 2 .
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Comparison of common features Add/Remove material Pad Section along the guide Guide/Center curve Section profile Add Same Straight line Planar Pocket Remove Same Straight line Planar Rib Add Same Curve Planar Slot Remove Same Curve Planar Multi-section solid Removed multisection solid Add Various Curve Planar Remove Various 28 Curve Planar .
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Hole A. Counterbored. Countersinked. Hole (circular material removed from the existing solid). A To locate the center of the hole precisely inside the sketcher workbench. Counterdrilled. Tapered. Several types of holes are available: Simple. Select the “positioning sketch” icon 29 Positioning the hole center .
) A Edge Variable Radius Face to face . a fillet is applied only to the selected edge 30 Tritangent .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Fillet A.With the minimal mode.With the Tangency mode. a fillet is applied to the selected edge and all edges tangent to the selected edge . and that joins. two surfaces. Fillet (creating a curved face of a constant or variable radius that is tangent to.
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Chamfer A. Chamfer (removing & adding a flat section from a selected edge to create a beveled surface between the two original faces common to that edge.) Length1 Two Dimensioning Modes Angle A Length2 Length1 31 .
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Draft A. Basic Draft (adding or removing material depending on the draft angle and the pulling direction) Neutral Element A Draft Angle Pulling direction Remark: Neutral element always keeps unchanged after a draft is created Side faces to draft 32 .
All edges around the face should be sharp edges.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Shell A. Shell (empty a solid while keeping a given thickness on its sides) Face to remove A The face-to-remove cannot be tangent to the nearby faces. 33 .
Translation (translating a solid along a direction) B. the sketch won’t move with the solid. 34 . Rotation (rotating a solid about an axis by a certain angle) Be careful.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Translation & Rotation A.
MIrror (duplicating a solid on the other side of the mirror plane) 35 .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Symmetry & Mirror A. Symmetry (translating a solid to the other side of the mirror plane) B.
Rectangular Pattern Circular Pattern User Pattern (duplicate the features at the points created in sketcher workbench) A B To duplicate a list of features. C. multi-select the features before clicking the icon “pattern” 36 C .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Patterns A. B.
you can click on the arrow to reverse the direction A You can hide the cutting surface after the operation 37 . Split (splitting a solid with a plane. a face or a surface) The arrow is pointing to the material to keep.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Split the solid A.
.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Boolean Operations A. Union Trim = - = 38 The unwanted portion of the first body is removed from the second body. Add = The positive bodies are added together and if anyone of the body is negative then the material is removed from the other body. Assemble A B C D + B. Two bodies are added together + C.
Intersection Creates the intersection between two bodies. Remove Lump This option removes the unwanted solid in the space.CATIA V5 Fundamentals D. F. Remove E F - = First body is removed from the second body. = E. + = 39 .
Tap and Thread Analysis will be easily removed from the die. Draft Analysis A B C The Draft Analysis enables to detect if the part drafted C. B. Curvature Analysis Curvature analysis enables to map the curvature of a given surface.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Analysis A. Tap and Thread analysis shows how to display and filter out information about threads and taps contained in a CATPart document 40 .
5mm (first limit) 41 .exercise • EXERCISE 2- STEP 1 Open the CATPART file done in Exercise 1 Make sure that the current workbench is PART DESIGN Create a “Pad” with the height 5.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Part Design .
5mm High) One edge of the triangle should sit on the bottom side of the pad and its peak should not be inside the pad Exit Sketcher Create a “Groove” with First Angle Limit 360deg 42 .exercise STEP 2 Create another sketch on zxplane The sketch should have an axis and a triangle with these dimensions (45deg.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Part Design . 35deg. 2.
exercise STEP 3 Create the 3rd Sketch on yzplane The sketch should have an axis and two lines.CATIA V5 Fu ndamentals Part Design . which are symmetrical One end point sits on the axis and the other sits on the outermost plane of the solid Exit Sketcher Create a “Pocket” and select “Up to Last” for limits on both sides 43 .
CATIA V5 Fundamentals
Part Design - exercise
Create the 4th Sketch (a circle Dia 28mm) on the top planar surface of the solid
Create a “Pocket” with depth 1.5mm
STEP 5 Create an offset “Plane” (15mm from yz plane)
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Part Design - exercise
STEP 6 Create the 5th sketch on the offset plane Draw a circle (Dia 3.0mm; distance between the solid base and the circle center is 2.5mm) Exit Sketcher Create a “Pocket” with first limit “Up to Last”
STEP 7 Create “EdgeFillet” (2mm) at the 4 corners
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Part Design - exercise
STEP 8 Create another “EdgeFillet” (5mm) to remove the four sharp edges on the top surface
Create a “Chamfer” on both sides
Length1= 1mm; Angle= 45deg
- END of Exercise 2
The file extension is .CATIA V5 Fu ndamentals Assembly Design A Product stores a collection of components (parts or subproducts).CATProduct. Product Parts ring bracklet Sub-products button Storing the constraints between parts or subproducts body bracklet 47 .
or Clicking File/New/Product You can change the Product’s properties (e.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Create a New Product A. B. name) by right-clicking here A Or B 48 . Create a New Product by: Switching to Assembly Design workbench.g.
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Insert an existing component Right-click the product tree. then select ”Components>”Existing component…” OR Drag the part tree onto the product tree -or Use “copy & paste” function 49 .
drag it onto the global coordinate system at the bottom-right corner of the window 50 .CATIA V5 Fundamentals Move components by Compass Active product Component being moved Drag any of the green lines of the compass to move the component Remark: Drag the compass from the top-right corner of the window to the component you want to move. the Compass will turn in green color (1)You can only move the components of the active product (2) To reset the compass.
its axis is highlighted . C.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Constraints between components A. normally we ‘d fix at least one component) A B C E D 51 When the cursor is pointing at the curved surface of the hole. Coincidence Constraint Contact Constraint Distance Constraint Angle Constraint Fix Component (fix a component in space. E. D. B.
CATIA V5Fundamentals Updating Constraints The constraints need to be “Updated” Use compass to drag a component to another position 52 After selecting “Update” icon. the component is back to its original position .
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Instant Simulation Their axes are coincided The base is fixed Drag the compass while pressing “shift” key on the keyboard. you will see that other components will move with the active component with respect to constraints 53 .
“Between all components”.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Interference check Select Type “Contact & Clash”. then “apply” 54 Clash: RED Contact: Yellow Interference result Clearance: Green .
You can orient the section plane by dragging the redline of the plane 55 Volume Cut. When activated. one side of the volume will be hidden . a section plane will be automatically created parallel to the yz plane at the product origin.CATIA V5 Fundamentals Sectioning After clicking “sectioning” icon.
CATIA V5 Fundamentals Assembly Design . such as ring. button.exercise • EXERCISE 3• Build the rest of components. chain as the separate parts • Assemble them together • Check any interference after assembly 56 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design CATIA V5 Parametric Surface Modeling Generative Shape Design 57 .
Powercopy… Analysis: Connection analysis. Draft analysis. F.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Toolbars in Generative Shape Design A B A. E F . curvature analysis… Surface-based Features: (On Part Design Workbench). Split & Trim surfaces. Change the 3D positions of surfaces. create a solid from surfaces. B. Wireframe: Create 3D curves / lines/ points/ plane Surfaces: Create surfaces Operations: Join surfaces. E. Fillets… Replication: Pattern. C. modify the solid by a surface… 58 C D D.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Point Point (Create a point in the 3D space) 59 .
or face). a surface. which is at the minimum or maximum distance on a curve. edge. ) 60 .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Extremum (max or min point) Extremum (create an extremum element (point. according to given directions. or a pad.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Line Line (Create a line in the 3D space) 61 .
6 62 .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Plane Plane (Create a plane in the 3D space) A.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Projection onto a support Projection (project one or more elements onto a support. The projection can be normal to surface or along a specified direction.) Normal to surface Along a direction (vertical) 63 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Combine Curves Combine Curves (create a curve resulting from the intersection of the extrusion of two curves. ) A 3D resultant Curve 64 .
They can be closed or open.) The normal of surface at all points along the curve is 38deg from the vertical axis 65 .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Reflect Line Reflect Line (create curves for which the normal to the surface in each point present the same angle with a specified direction.
CATIA V5 Ge nerative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Intersection Intersection (create wireframe geometry by intersecting elements.) Intersection curve between two surfaces Intersection point between a curve and a surface Intersection curve between a surface and a solid 66 .
) Offset the curve on the surface (The resultant curve is still on the surface) We have a curve lying on the surface 67 .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Parallel Curve Parallel Curve (create a curve that is parallel to a reference curve.
click the Next Solution button to move to another corner solution.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Corner Corner (create a corner between two curves) If several solutions may be possible. or directly select the corner you want in the geometry 68 .
tangent-continuous or curvature-continuous Point-continuous. ) Point-continuous. tangent-continuous or curvature-continuous The curvature in the middle can be controlled by tension 69 .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Connect Curve Connect Curve (create a connecting curve between two curves.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Spline Curve Spline Curve (create a 2D/ 3D spline curve) We can create an additional line to define the tangent direction at a point. 70 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Helix Helix (create a helix curve like a spring) First Create a point and a straight line (Optional) With Taper Angle 71 (Optional) Follows a profile .
72 . the direction will be its normal by default.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Extrude Extrude (create a surface by extruding a profile along a given direction) If the profile is planar. But you can change it to other direction.
Sketch.1 Line.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Revolve Revolve (create a surface by revolving a planar profile about an axis) Remark: The axis must be a straight line.1 73 .
or a set of surfaces.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Offset Offset (create a surface. by offsetting an existing surface. or a set of surfaces) 74 .
With pulling direction (optional) (We can use the above three options to control the profile orientation) Profile Guide Curve Sweeping a Linear profile Two limits Limit and middle With reference surface With tangency surface With reference curve With two tangency surfaces We first create a guide curve (4 lines) .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Sweep Sweep (create a surface by sweeping out a profile along one or two guide curves) Circular Explicit Conical Line Sweeping an Explicit profile .With two guide curves (optional) .With reference surface (optional) .With draft direction 75 Then create a draft surface by sweeping an inclined linear profile along a guide curve .
One guide and tangency surface Sweeping a Conical profile Two guides Three guides Four guides Five guides 76 .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Sweep – Con’t Sweeping a Circular profile Three guides Two guides and radius Center and two angles Center and radius Two guides and tangency surface .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Fill Fill (create a surface to fill the opening among a number of boundary segments) We can specify the desired continuity type between any selected support surfaces and the fill surface (Point. Tangent or Curvature continuous) Passing through a point (optional) The four points must be tangent-continuous or curvature-continuous Support Surface Support Surface 77 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Multi-sections Surface Multi-sections surface (create a surface by sweeping two or more section curves along an automatically computed or user-defined spine. ) Further control pointpoint matching by “manual coupling” 78 . The surface can be made to respect one or more guide curves.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Blend Blend (Create a surface between two wireframe elements or surface edges) 79 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Join Join (join surfaces or curves as one element) 80 The two original surfaces are hidden. a Join surface is created .
or a surface by a wireframe element or another surface.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Split & Trim Split (split a surface or wireframe element by means of a cutting element. another wireframe element or a surface. You can split a wireframe element by a point. ) Split Trim Cutting Element Original Result by “Split” Element to Cut Trim (trim two or more surface or wireframe elements) 81 Result by “Trim” .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Boundary Boundary (create the boundary curve of a surface) We can select limit points to limit the boundary 82 .
the extracted element must be a curve. points.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Extract Extract (extract from elements (curves. surfaces or solids) Only Selected surface Only tangent surfaces are selected All surfaces are selected 83 For this case. .
thus smoothing the connection.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Shape Fillet Bi-tangent Shape Fillet (create a shape fillet between two surfaces) Smooth: a tangency constraint is imposed at the connection between the fillet surface and the support surfaces. Tri-tangent Shape Fillet (create a shape fillet between three surfaces) 84 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Edge Fillet Edge Fillet (create a constant radius fillet along the internal edge of a joined surface) Select the edge of the Join Surface 85 .
over the selected edge. we have a different radius here 86 . In this type of fillet. The fillet surface is obtained by rolling a sphere. the radius varies at selected points along a selected edge. which radius would vary. ) Click the box and select the point Create a point along the edge before filleting After entering a new value for this point.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Variable Fillet Variable Fillet (create a variable radius fillet.
which radius is larger than the distance between the selected elements. ) Remark: This is a “Joined” Surface We can add this fillet between two faces that are not touching each other 87 .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Face-Face Fillet Face-Face fillet (create a face-face fillet. The fillet surface is obtained by rolling a sphere. between the selected surfaces.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Tri-tangent Fillet Tri-tangent Fillet (The creation of tritangent fillets involves the removal of one of the three faces selected. as the fillet surface is obtained by rolling a sphere. between the selected surfaces.) 88 . which radius is automatically computed to be larger than the removed surface.
Scale Translate Rotate Symmetry Rotate Translate Scale Affinity Symmetry Scale Affinity 89 . Rotate.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Translate. Symmetry.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Extrapolate Extrapolate a surface boundary: Tangent Continuity – this will be a straight edge Tangent/Curvature We can join the extrapolated surface with the original surface Extrapolate a Curve: Extrapolation without support Extrapolation with a support 90 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Patterns Rectangular pattern Circular pattern User pattern Rectangular pattern First create a sketch with points Circular pattern User pattern 91 .
minimal distance between two vertices Tangency .minimal distance between two vertices Tangency .C1|) / ((|C1 + C2|) / 2) Curve Connect Checker (analyze how two curves are connected ) Distance .CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Connect Checker Connect Checker (analyze how two surfaces are connected ) Distance .C1|) / ((|C1 + C2|) / 2) 92 .angle between two surfaces Curvature Difference (|C2 .angle between two curves Curvature Difference (|C2 .
Click the option “Compass” on the pop-up menu 4. -1. Select all surfaces 4 3 93 . 0.g. +1 deg) 3. Click “Feature Draft Analysis 2.) 1 2 STEPS: 1. we need to use the Shading with Material mode.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Draft Analysis Draft Analysis (analyze the draft angle on a surface) (Remark: To view the draft result. Define the color scale (e.
Click ok (Remark: Provided that Hybrid Design is disabled.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Create a New Geometrical Set To CREATE a new geometrical set:.Select “Insert/Geometrical Set…” on the top menu . a geometrical set will be created automatically when the first wireframe/ surface/ plane is created) To MOVE a surface from One Geometrical Set to the other:-Right-click on the surface to access the contextual menu -Select “Change Geometrical Set…” -Select the other geometrical set from the list of Destination 94 .
face or surface ) 95 . Close surface & Sew) are available only on Part Design Workbench Split (split a solid with a plane. Thick Surface.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Split (by Surface) Remark: The surface-based features (Split.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Thick Surface Thick Surface (add material to a surface in two opposite directions or in one direction) 96 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Close Surface Close Surface (Add material inside the enclosed surface so that a solid is created) 97 .
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Sew Surface Sew Surface (a Boolean operation combining a surface with a body.) 98 . This capability adds or removes material by modifying the surface of the solid.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design
Generative Shape Design
Exercise 1 - Sweep/ Extrude/ Offset - Blend/ Split/ Boundary - Fill/ Join
Exercise 2 - Revolve/ Sweep/ Split - Shape Fillet/ Extrude - Symmetry/ Join - Thick Surface
CATIA V5 Ge nerative Shape Design
Generative Shape Design
No sharp edges along the boundary
Section A-A A
(1) Start/Shape/Generative Shape Design (2) To make a Sweep surface:• • • • • • • Click “Sketch” icon and select yz plane Draw an arc (R500) with one end (0,0) as shown in Fig.1 Click “Exit” to complete Deselect Sketch.1 Click “Sketch” icon again and select zx plane Draw an arc (R400) with symmetric endpoints as shown in Fig.2 100 Click “Exit” to complete
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design
Generative Shape Design
(Con’t) • Click “Sweep” icon • Select “Explicit” as Profile Type • Select Sketch.1 as Profile • Select Sketch.2 as Guide Curve • Click ok to complete • Hide Sketch.1 & Sketch.2
(3) To make an Offset Plane:• • • • Click “Plane” icon Select xy plane as Reference Enter 160mm as Offset (upward) Click ok to complete
(4) To make a sketch on the offset plane:• • • Click “Sketch” icon and select Plane.1 Draw the Profile as shown in Fig.3 Click “Exit” to complete
1 (6b) To Offset the surface:• • • • Click “Offset” icon Select Sweep.1 as Cutting element (Click “Other Side” option to choose the outer portion) Click ok to complete Hide Sketch.1 as Support Select xy plane as Direction Click ok to complete (6) To Split the surface:• • • • • • Click “Split” icon Select Sweep.1 as Element to cut Select Project.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 1 (5) To Project the sketch onto the surface:• • • • • • Click “Projection” icon Select “Along a direction” as Projection type Select Sketch.3 as Projected Select Sweep.1 as Surface Enter 6mm as Offset (Downward) Click ok to complete 102 .3 & Project.
2 as Cutting element Click “Other Side” option to choose the smaller portion Click ok to complete Click “Split” icon again Select Offset.2 103 .1 as Element to cut Select Plane.3 Plane.3 as Cutting element Click “Other Side” option to choose the smaller portion Click ok to complete Result of Split.1.2 Click “Plane” icon Select zx plane as Reference Enter 50mm as Offset (positive side) Click ok to complete Click “Plane” icon again Select zx plane as Reference Enter 230mm as Offset (positive side) Click ok to complete (8) To Split Surfaces:• • • • • • • • • • • Hide Surface Split.3 Result of Split. Show Surface Sweep.1 Click “Split” icon Select Sweep.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 1 (7) To Create Two offset planes:• • • • • • • • Plane.1 as Element to cut Select Plane.
2 as First Support Select the edge of Split.3 as Second Support Select Tangency for First continuity and Second continuity Click ok to complete (10) To make a sketch on the offset plane:• • • Click “Sketch” icon and select Plane.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 1 (9) To Create a Blend:• • • • • • • Click “Blend” icon Select the edge of Split.2 as First Curve Select Split.3 as Second Curve Select Split.4 Click “Exit” to complete 104 Fig.4 .1 Draw the Profile as shown in Fig.
CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 1 (11) To Project the sketch onto the Blend:• • • • • • Click “Projection” icon Select “Along a direction” as Projection type Select Sketch.1 as Element to cut Select Project.2 105 .1 as Support Select xy plane as Direction Click ok to complete (12) To Split the Blend:• • • • • • Click “Split” icon Select Blend.2 as Cutting element (Click “Other Side” option to choose the inner portion) Click ok to complete Hide Sketch.4 & Project.4 as Projected Select Blend.
5 Click ok to complete 1st Boundary 2nd Boundary (2nd Boundary) • Click “Boundary” icon again • Select “Tangency continuity” as Propagation type • Select the edge as shown in Fig.4 Split.4 Hide all elements except Split.1 (14) To make 4 boundaries:(1st • • • • Boundary) Click “Boundary” icon Select “Tangency continuity” as Propagation type Select the edge as shown in Fig.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 1 (13) To Hide all constructive elements:• Split.5 106 .5 • Click ok to complete Fig.1 & Split.
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(3rd Boundary) • Click “Boundary” icon again • Select the edge as shown in Fig.6 • Select the point as Limit 1 • Click ok to complete (4th Boundary) • Click “Boundary” icon again • Select the edge as shown in Fig.6 • Select the point as Limit 1 • Click ok to complete
(15) To Create a Fill:• • • • •
Click “Fill” icon Select Boundary.1 then Split.4 then Tangent Select Boundary.2 then Split.1 then Tangent Select Boundary.3 then Split.1 then Tangent Select Boundary.4 then Split.1 then Tangent Click ok to complete
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(16) To Join surfaces:• • • Click “Join” icon Select Split.1, Fill.1 & Split.4 Click ok to complete
(17) Hide all Boundaries
Result: No sharp edge between the step-down and the original surface END of Exercise.1
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(1) Start/Shape/Generative Shape Design (2) To make a Revolve surface:• • Click “Sketch” icon and select zx plane Draw an arc (R160) with one end (0,30) as shown in Fig.1, which should be tangent to a horizontal axis Draw another horizontal axis on x-axis (which will be selected to be the axis of rotation later) Click “Exit” to complete
1 Enter 180deg as Angle.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (con’t) • • • • • • • Click “Revolve” icon Select Sketch.2 Click “Exit” icon to complete Fig.1 as Profile (Sketch axis will be selected as Revolution axis) Enter 0deg as Angle.2 110 .1 (3) To make the 2nd Sketch:• • • Click “Sketch” icon and select xy Plane Draw an Arc (R90) as shown in Fig.2 Click ok to complete Hide Sketch.
3 (While adding the constraint (D30). rightclick and select “semiminor axis”) Click Exit to complete 111 Fig.2 as shown in Fig.2 (5) To make the 3rd Sketch:• • • • Click “Sketch” icon and select Plane.3 .1 Draw an ellipse with one end touching Sketch.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (4) To make reference planes:• • • • • • • • • Click “Plane” icon select yz Plane then select the end point of the arc (“Parallel through point” will be automatically selected as “Plane Type”) Click ok to complete Click “Plane” icon again select yz Plane then select the end point Click ok to complete yz plane of the arc touching Sketch.
2 as shown in Fig.4 Result (7) To make a symmetric curve:• • • • Click “Symmetry” icon Select Sketch.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (6) To make the 4th Sketch:• • • • Click “Sketch” icon and select Plane.2 Draw an ellipse with one end touching Sketch. rightclick and select “semiminor axis”) Click Exit to complete touching Sketch.2 Fig.4 (While adding the constraint (D10).2 as Element select zx Plane as Reference Click ok to complete Zx plane 112 .
2. Sketch. Sketch.1 as Element to cut Select zx Plane as Cutting element (Click “Other Side” option to choose the correct portion) Click ok to complete 113 Zx Plane . Symmetry.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (7) To make a Multi-sections Surface:• • • • • • • Click “Multi-sections Surface” icon Select Sketch.4 as Section#2 Select Sketch. Plane.3 as Section#1 Select Sketch.4.1.2 (8) To Split the surface:• • • • • Click “Split” icon Select Multi-sections Surface.2 as Guide#1 Select Symmetry.3.1 & Plane.1 as Guide#2 Click ok to complete Hide Sketch.
1” Select Revolute.1 as Support.1 Select “Trim Support.0) Click ok to complete Endpoint on x-axis 114 Fig5 .0)) as shown in Fig.5 (One endpoint must be on x-axis) Circle center at (0.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (9) To make a Fillet between 2 surfaces:• • • • • • • • Click “Shape Fillet” icon Select Split. center at (0.2” Enter 10mm as Radius (Click on the red arrow if it is not pointing outward) Click ok to complete (10) To make 5th Sketch:• • • • Click “Sketch” icon and select xy Plane Draw an Arc (R78.2 Select “Trim Support.1 as Support.
2 Click ok to complete (12) To Split Surface:• • • • • • Click “Split” icon Select Fillet.1 as Cutting element (Click “Other Side” option to choose the bigger portion) Click ok to complete Hide Extrude.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (11) To make an Extrude:• • • • • • Click “Extrude” icon Select Sketch.1 Enter 20mm as Limit.5 as Profile (The Sketch Plane.5 115 .1 & Sketch.1 as Element to cut Select Extrude. xy Plane will be automatically selected as Direction) Enter 20mm as Limit.
2 as Elements to Join Click ok to complete (Split.2 & Symmetry.2 as Element Select zx Plane as Reference Click ok to complete (14) To visual-check the tangency continuity along the interface:• • • Click “Shading” icon (All black surface edges now disappear) Check if any sharp edge appears along the centre interface. (15) To Join Surfaces:• • • • Click “Join” icon Select Split.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (13) To make a Symmetry:• • • • Click “Symmetry” icon Select Split. If yes. go back to previous step(s) to correct the error.2 will be hidden automatically) 116 .2 and Symmetry.
2 .1 • • (17) To add Fillets onto the solid:• • • • Click “Edge Fillet” icon Select all sharp edges Enter 0. click “Reverse Direction” or directly click on an arrow to change the direction) Click ok to complete Hide Geometrical Set.1 as Object to Offset Enter 2mm as First Offset (If the red-arrows are not pointing inward.5mm as Radius Click ok to complete 117 END of Exercise.CATIA V5 Generative Shape Design Generative Shape Design Exercise 2 (16) To make a Solid:• • • • • • Start/Mechanical Design/Part Design Click “Thick Surface” icon Click ok on the pop-up warning window Select Join.
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OR Select Start -> Drafting from the menu bar. allowing you to choose the type of the document you need. Select the Drafting workbench. Select Drawing in the List of Types field and click OK.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Drawing Management To enter the Drafting workbench and start a new drawing:Select File -> New (or click the New icon). Sheet Style. The New Drawing dialog box is displayed. The sheet style defines among other things the sheet format. Orientation you need. 119 . scale and orientation. OR Select Start -> Mechanical Design from the menu bar. Select the required standard and click the Landscape or Portrait option. The New dialog box is displayed. allowing you choosing the type of Standard.
hpg.dwg. . . .dxf. .pdf.cgm.ig2 (2D IGES). .ps. .CATDrawing.ps.svg.catalog. .CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Make sure you customized the units accordingly. . .gl2.3dxml Importing From Files You can import the following formats: .svg. . Save As: Exporting a Drawing CAT Drawing file can save in the following formats: . For this: 1.pdf 120 . .cgm.3dxml. . Click General > Parameters and Measure in the list of objects to the left of the Options dialog box. . . 2. .dwg. Select the Tools -> Options command to display the Options dialog box.dxf. .tif. Select the Units tab and set Length to mm and then click OK. . .jpg. .
Projection views: Generate the projection views as desired.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Sheets Modifying a Sheet & Switching to Another Standard Deleting a Sheet Views Creation Projections Front view: Use a reference plane on the 3D part to create a front view. view scale. View from 3D: Generate a view and the associated annotations from the 3D. Isomeric view: Create an isometric view using a 3D part. etc. An auxiliary view: Define a plane that will be used to generate the auxiliary view. Advanced front view: Create advanced front views to configure such elements as the view name. 121 .
Aligned section cut: Use a cutting profile to define and position the aligned section cut. Offset section cut: Use a cutting profile to define and position the offset section cut. Clipping view profile: Callout to create a clipping view by computing the view directly from 2D projection. Aligned section view: Use a cutting profile to define and position the aligned section view. Clipping view Clipping view: Callout to create a clipping view via a boolean operator from the 3D. 122 . Quick clipping view profile: Create a quick clipping view with a sketched profile as callout. Quick detail view profile: Polygon to create a detail view by computing the view from 2D projection. Quick detail view: Callout to create a detail view by computing the view directly from 2D projection.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Sections Offset section view: Use a cutting profile to define and position the offset section view. Quick clipping view: Create a quick clipping view with a circle as callout. Detail view Detail view: Use a callout to create a detail view via a boolean operator from the 3D. Detail view profile: Use a polygon to create a detail view via a boolean operator from the 3D.
3D clipping: Clip a view by selecting in the 3D object the useful part. View Modification Move a view: Drag a view to a new location. Show geometry in views: Visualize geometrical elements in all viewpoints as well as in a 3D viewer corresponding to the views analyzed. Scale a view: Modify the scale of a view.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Break views Broken view: Create a broken view from an active and up to date generative view using two profiles corresponding to the part to be broken from the view extremities Breakout view: Remove locally material from a left generated view. Lock a view: Use the contextual menu (Properties option) to lock a view. Rename a view: Give a new name to an existing view. Modify a view projection plane: Modify the projection plane of any generated view. Isolate generated views: Remove associativity between an existing CATPart (or CATProduct or CATModel) and the corresponding generated views. Position a view independently of its reference view: Position a view independently of its reference view. Generating balloons on a view: Generate balloons on the active view. Position a view: Position Generative or Interactive views either by aligning them. to visualize the remaining visible internal part. Locate reference/resulting views: Navigate easily between reference/resulting views in the case of section views. section cuts. Add a generative bill of material: Insert Bill of Material information into the active view. auxiliary views or detail views. 123 . Restore Overloaded Properties/Deleted elements: Restore 3D graphical dress-up and/or generated elements that have been deleted from a view. superposing them and setting relative view position.
Dimension Generation Generate dimensions in one shot: Generate dimensions in one shot from the constraints of a 3D part (distance. Apply a generative view style to a view: Apply a generative view style to a view which was created without one. radius and diameter constraints). length. Duplicating generative geometry: Duplicate a generative view sub-element in order to modify a generated view subpart independently from the part linked to the drawing. Modify a view's links: Modify the list elements pointed by a view. Generative View Styles Create views using generative view styles. Overloading element properties: Overload the properties of generated elements in a view. angle.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Modify a callout graphism: Modify the graphical attributes of one or more callout used when generating auxiliary. section views and section cuts. Modify a callout geometry: Modify the geometrical properties of a callout used when creating detail views. Modify a pattern: Modify the pattern of a view and apply a material to this pattern. Apply the generative style of a view to another view: Apply the generative view style used to create a given view to another view. 124 . radius and diameter constraints). Apply a view's links to another view: Apply the links of a view to another one. Generate dimensions semi-automatically: Generate dimensions step by step from the constraints of a 3D part (distance. Switch a view to another generative view style: Switch a view which uses a given generative view style to another style. angle. section or detail views. length.
125 .e. recalculate dimensions taking into account new geometry elements. Chained dimension: Cumulated dimension system on a view Stacked dimension system on a view Explicit dimensions: Create dimensions using explicit selection both of the desired icon and of the required geometrical elements. Chamfer dimensions: Create a chamfer dimension using selection. Interrupt one or more extension lines: Interrupt manually one or more extension lines of one or more dimensions. Dimension edition Re-route dimensions: i. Coordinate dimensions: Automatically create coordinate dimensions on elements.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Dimension Manipulation Dimensions/ half-dimensions: Create dimensions by clicking elements. Holes dimensions table: Create a table containing holes dimensions (diameter and center coordinates). Associative thread dimensions: Create associative thread dimensions. Points coordinates table: Create a table containing 2D and 3D points coordinates.
CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting The options in the Tools Palette allow you to position the dimension using one of the above indicated modes. Tolerance Datum feature: Use the Datum Feature Creation dialog box to create a datum feature. 126 . Welding symbol: Create a welding symbol using a dialog box. even though this text may reach the frame boundary Text with a leader: Create a text with a leader either in the free space or associated Text to be replicated Create a balloon: Create a balloon using a dialog box. Geometrical tolerance: Use the Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing Parameters dialog box to create geometrical tolerances. Annotations Text Free text: Create a text that either wraps or not. that is assigned an unlimited width text frame. Create a datum target: Create a datum target on a view. Geometry weld: Create a geometry weld symbol. Symbols Roughness symbol: Create a roughness using a dialog box.
a closed area on which you will then apply graphical dress-up elements called patterns (these can be hatching. either circular (circle or point) or linear (line). Axis & threads Center lines (no reference): Apply a center line to one or more circles. Threads (reference): Create a thread with a reference. Patterns can be applied to area fills created from both sketched and generated elements. dotting or coloring). Threads (no reference): Create a thread without a reference.e. Center lines (reference): Apply a center line to one or more circles with respect to a reference (linear or circular). i. Axis lines and center lines: Create an axis line by selecting lines. Axis lines: Create an axis line by selecting lines. edit and modify a table. 127 . Fill areas Area-fill: Create an area fill.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Table Create/modify a table: Create. Insert table from the file Dress-Up Elements Arrows: Create an arrow.
Editing dimension line properties: Access and edit information on dimension line properties. Editing 2D geometry feature properties: Access and edit information on 2D geometry features (name and stamp). scale and compression. 128 . Editing dimension text properties: Access and edit dimension text properties. Editing dimension value properties: Access and edit dimension value properties. position and/or orientation. Editing picture properties: Access and modify picture position. Editing 2D element graphic properties: Access and edit graphic properties. Edit dimension font properties: Access and edit dimension font properties. Editing callout properties: Access and edit the callout properties. Editing 2D component instance properties: Access and edit 2D component instance properties. Editing annotation font properties: Access and edit annotation font properties.CATIA V5 Generative Drafting Generative Drafting Properties Edit sheet properties: Access and edit sheet properties. Editing dimension system properties: Access and edit information on dimension system properties. Editing view properties: Access and edit view properties. size. Editing dimension tolerance properties: Access and edit dimension tolerance properties. Edit pattern properties: Access and edit pattern properties. Editing dimension extension line properties: Access and edit dimension extension line properties. Editing text properties: Access and modify text color.
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